KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports - - Norwegian Town Will Finally See Sun In The Winter

Norwegian Town Will Finally See Sun In The Winter

Posted: Updated:

Finally at Five...It might seem vain...but a valley town in southern Norway can't wait to have a mirror around.
The 3,500 residents of Rjukan live in darkness between September and March each year due to high mountains that prevent sunlight from reaching the valley floor.
Residents will receive sunlight this winter for the first time thanks to recently installed giant mirrors that will illuminate the town square.
The German-made mirrors have a total surface area of roughly 538 square feet.
The sensor-equipped mirrors will automatically adjust to follow the sun to continually light a concentrated space in the town square.
Residents hope the $830,000 installation will attract more tourists to the former industrial center.